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June 1, 2011 Partial Solar Eclipse

A partial solar eclipse is visible from the high latitudes in the Northern hemisphere on June 1, 2011. This eclipse is the second of four partial solar eclipses that occur throughout the year.

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What the Eclipse Looked Like Near the Maximum Point

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Where the Eclipse Was Seen

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Path of the Eclipse Shadow

Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: North/East Europe, North/East Asia, Much of North America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.

The June 1 partial solar eclipse is only visible to those who plan on traveling north for the summer. A very small partial eclipse can be seen from northern Alaska, northern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, and portions of northeastern Asia. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon’s shadow misses the Earth but passes very close to it. This allows many viewers the opportunity to view at least a small portion of the sun being blocked by the moon.

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Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)




The dark areas symbolize night and twilight.

When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline

The eclipse started at one location and ended at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurred. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 66.5 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginJun 1 at 19:25:20Jun 1 at 3:25:20 pm
Maximum EclipseJun 1 at 21:16:12Jun 1 at 5:16:12 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endJun 1 at 23:06:56Jun 1 at 7:06:56 pm

* These local times do not refer to a specific location but indicate the beginning, peak, and end of the eclipse on a global scale, each line referring to a different location. This eclipse isn't visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Partial Solar Eclipse will be on Jul 1, 2011

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:40 pm AKDT8:36 pm NDT
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:25 am CST6:58 am YAKT
Faroe Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:07 pm WEST11:02 pm WEST
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:37 pm EEST12:21 am CEST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:39 pm WGST8:59 pm WGST
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:06 pm GMT10:48 pm GMT
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:26 am JST5:23 am JST
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:09 am CHOT5:11 am ULAT
North Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:42 am KST4:27 am CST
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:35 pm CEST12:36 am CEST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:25 am VLAT1:17 am EEST
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:16 pm PMDT9:05 pm PMDT
South Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:53 am JST5:17 am KST
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Partial Solar Eclipse
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:41 pm CEST12:24 am CEST
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:05 pm BST10:40 pm BST
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:10 pm AKDT6:50 pm EDT

All times shown in this table are local time. (Note: more than one time zone is listed.)

How Many People Can See This Eclipse?

Number of People Seeing...Number of People*Fraction of World Population
Any part of the eclipse190,000,0002.70%
At least 10% partial65,500,0000.93%
At least 20% partial7,690,0000.11%
At least 30% partial3,780,0000.05%
At least 40% partial2,230,0000.03%
At least 50% partial28500.00004%

* The number of people refers to the resident population (as a round number) in areas where the eclipse is visible. timeanddate has calculated these numbers using raw population data provided by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University. The raw data is based on population estimates from the year 2000 to 2020.

An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!

A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.

Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.

All eclipses 1900 — 2199

This is the first eclipse this season.

Second eclipse this season: June 15, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Third eclipse this season: July 1, 2011 — Partial Solar Eclipse

Eclipses in 2011

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